Bend rakes in record summer tourism cash

Bend rakes in record summer tourism cash

Bend tourism sets a record Increased room-tax collections will boost winter marketing efforts By Stephen Hamway / The Bulletin / @Shamway1 Published Sep 18, 2015 at 12:02AM If you thought there were more visitors to Bend than usual during the summer months, you weren’t mistaken. The city of Bend set a record for tourism revenue during its 2014-15

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96 Apartments being built in northeast Bend

96 Apartments being built in northeast Bend

As a mother of adult children I can express how important more housing options are.  We need more rentals in Bend, Oregon. Robyn Tuttle Joe Kline / The Bulletin Construction workers on Friday build Boulder Pointe Apartments, a 96-unit complex near Boyd Acres Road, north of Butler Market Road in Bend. Click here to enlarge

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Investment study ranks Deschutes County #1

Investment study ranks Deschutes County #1

Investment study ranks Deschutes County on top SmartAsset says Deschutes best in state for business investment By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Jul 25, 2015 at 12:01AM / Updated Jul 25, 2015 at 06:25AM On the Web SmartAsset’s “Places With the Most Incoming Investments”: http://j.mp/1IsxNuR Deschutes County ranked first among counties in Oregon for luring business investment, according

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Bend nonprofit to create affordable housing

Bend nonprofit to create affordable housing

Bend nonprofit to create affordable housing Kôr Community Land Trust wants homes working class can buy By Stephen Hamway / The Bulletin / @Shamway1 Published Jun 25, 2015 at 12:01AM With home prices on the rise in Bend once again, Amy Warren co-founded Kôr Community Land Trust, a nonprofit designed to help working-class residents buy affordable homes. “If you’re

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OSU plan: Building Begins

OSU plan: Building Begins

Click to enlarge photo OSU-Cascades to break ground Work on new campus set to begin before July 4th weekend By Tyler Leeds / The Bulletin Published Jun 19, 2015 at 12:01AM / Updated Jun 19, 2015 at 12:51PM Related articles: OSU-Cascades showcases stewardship on new site04/05/2014 OSU-Cascades intends to begin building its long-delayed, four-year campus in Bend before

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Bend-area home prices rising

Bend-area home prices rising

Click to enlarge photo Bend-area home prices rise, report says However, 9.25 percent increase is least in eight quarters Bulletin staff report / Published May 27, 2015 at 12:01AM The Bend area recorded the highest yearly home price appreciation of Oregon’s eight metro areas, according to federal data released Tuesday. Between the first quarters of

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Central Oregon’s economy moves into expansion

Central Oregon’s economy moves into expansion

Click to enlarge photo Has region’s economy entered expansion? Central Oregon Business Index hits new peak By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published May 24, 2015 at 12:01AM / Updated May 24, 2015 at 08:01AM Recovery no longer describes the Central Oregon economy. It moved into new territory in the first quarter, a period of expansion, said

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Urban growth boundaries

Urban growth boundaries

UGB: Growth pain relief years away in Bend Long process of expanding Bend is driving up real estate costs, panelists say By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Apr 30, 2015 at 12:01AM / Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 06:41AM The last time Bend expanded its urban growth boundary, Phil Donahue was still a popular talk-show host,

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The rise of $100m homes

The rise of $100m homes

Stephen Reed Photography via CIRE via AP This $100 million estate is on the market in Dallas. Click to enlarge photo The rise of $100M homes • Wealthy buyers push the luxury market to a new threshold By Josh Boak / The Associated Press Published May 1, 2015 at 12:02AM WASHINGTON — The poshest of

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Hayden Homes building 85 lot subdivision

Hayden Homes building 85 lot subdivision

Click to enlarge photo Hayden Homes plans 85-home subdivision in SE Bend Pricing aimed to appeal to first-time buyers By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Apr 29, 2015 at 12:01AM Hayden Homes is prepping nearly 22 acres in southeast Bend for an 85-home subdivision the company expects to begin marketing this summer. The project, called

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State sells Redmond subdivision

State sells Redmond subdivision

Click to enlarge photo State sells Redmond subdivision Palmer Homes of Bend to get Forked Horn Butte development Bulletin staff report / Published Apr 15, 2015 at 12:01AM The State Land Board approved the sale Tuesday of a 36-acre Redmond subdivision with 63 ready-to-build lots to a Bend homebuilding company. Under the deal, Palmer Homes

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Luxury condos coming to Old Mill

Luxury condos coming to Old Mill

Submitted photo This rendering from David E. Waldron and Associates shows a view from the Old Mill District of The Atrium at the Old Mill, a condominium development on SW Bluff Drive in Bend. Click to enlarge photo Developer to build condos in Old Mill Price for 1-bedroom to start at $500,000 By Joseph Ditzler / The

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Fed to increase rates slowly

Fed to increase rates slowly

Fed to increase rates slowly By Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times News Service Published Mar 28, 2015 at 12:02AM WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said Friday that the Fed planned to raise interest rates more slowly than during past recoveries because of the unusually fragile condition of the U.S. economy. Fed

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Fastest growing in Oregon, Deschutes up high in U.S. too

Fastest growing in Oregon, Deschutes up high in U.S. too

Deschutes County seventh fastest-growing metro area in U.S. Population grows the fastest among Oregon counties for the second year in a row By Ted Shorack / The Bulletin / @tjshorack Published Mar 26, 2015 at 12:01AM Deschutes County’s population grew to an estimated 170,388 people last year, making it the seventh-fastest-growing metro area in the country, according to

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Fewer first time buyers for entry level homes

Fewer first time buyers for entry level homes

Who’s buying homes in Bend? Builders and brokers say it’s empty nesters, older buyers By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Mar 14, 2015 at 12:01AM Empty nesters, retirees and new arrivals are snatching up homes in Bend that builders thought would attract entry-level buyers, some brokers and builders say. “We noticed a shift in the

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Bend commercial vacancy rates drop

Bend commercial vacancy rates drop

Bend’s commercial real estate improves Vacancy rates fell, lease rates increased in 2014, survey shows Bulletin staff report / Published Mar 7, 2015 at 12:01AM Bend’s commercial real estate market saw vacancy rates falling and lease rates increasing at the end of 2014, according to a quarterly summary by Compass Commercial Real Estate Services. The

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Bend No. 10 in home price growth

Bend No. 10 in home price growth

Bend area ranks 10th for home-price increase Report shows prices up 11.25 percent year over year By Joseph Ditzler / The Bulletin / @josefditzler Published Mar 4, 2015 at 12:01AM The Bend area dropped to 10th place nationally in December on the list of metro areas with the greatest annual increases in home prices, according to the Federal

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Home prices dip in Bend, jump in Redmond

Home prices dip in Bend, jump in Redmond

Home price dips in Bend, jumps in Redmond Redmond’s median price increases 12 percent in November Bulletin staff report / Published Dec 27, 2014 at 12:01AM The median price for a single-family home dipped 1 percent in Bend last month, but jumped nearly 12 percent in Redmond, according to a report released in early December.

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Sunriver Resort set to revamp restaurants

Sunriver Resort set to revamp restaurants

Sunriver Resort set to revamp restaurants Upgrades are part of $50 million in improvements By Tim Doran / The Bulletin / @Newsinbendor Published Dec 26, 2014 at 12:01AM Beginning early next month, two restaurants at Sunriver Resort will close for several months as the resort revamps its food and beverage service. The makeovers at Meadows at the Lodge

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